East Carolina

Nelson Mandela's grandson headlines local summit

GREENVILLE, Pitt County - East Carolina University will host the second annual North Carolina Civility Summit from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Mendenhall Student Center.

The goal of the N.C. Civility Summit is to create dialogue beyond ECU's campus and North Carolina to find solutions and build coalitions. The opening keynote speaker will be Ndaba Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela.

Following the keynote address, attendees from across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and other states in the region will divide into groups to talk about race relations, gender equality, LGBT/Trans issues, the global community and community/student activism.

Admission to the N.C. Civility Summit is free for ECU students, $5 for ECU faculty and staff, and $10 for the general public. It also includes a box lunch.

Carrying the message of his beloved and iconic grandfather, Ndaba Mandela continues to reinforce that one person can make a difference.

Ndaba will speak about Africa, its people and its future. Ndaba is the co-founder and co-chairman of the Africa Rising Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting a positive image of Africa around the world and to increasing its potential for growth in the areas of education, employment and international corporate alliances for profit and partnership.

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